Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in LA? Come on over.

Cinco de Mayo weekend (yes, this year it’s a whole fin de semana) is upon us and if you haven’t yet made any plans, here are a few options I’ve been running into on my daily morning websurf. They all sound like fun and gives us a chance to remember this Mexican holiday, that is not Independence Day but La Batalla de Puebla, when we beat the powerful francesitos.

Tacos & Beer 5K & Festival, Saturday May 4

Long Beach has a few options that stand out, for example the TACOS & BEER 5K & Festival which gives you a chance to run a 5k antes de que te eches tus ice cold chelas. Sounds like a plan, especially with this calorón we’ve been having.

Check for the details on the image below, from their facebook page: facebook/tacos&beer5k .

Look at the Finisher’s Medal. May I say, what a clever, clever idea of having it do double duty as a cerveza bottle  opener. That’s what I call multitasking!

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Good idea! 5K&Beer medal serves as a bottle opener too.

Good idea! 5K&Beer medal serves as a bottle opener too. Photo from facebook.com/5K&Beer.

MOLAA Cinco de Mayo Festival,  Satruday May 4 and Sunday May 5.

For those of us who aren’t running anywhere in this kind of weather, maybe the Museum of Latin American Art Cinco de Mayo Festival in Long Beach sounds like a much more relaxed, but still cerveza friendly outing with events all happening weekend long.

Check out their webpage for more details, but they have a Cinco de Mayo Beer Tasting event on Saturday May 4 from 7:00 pm on, where you can sample beers from L.A. based Golden Road Brewery and some others from artisanal beer producers from Baja California. (Got to support my peeps!)

On Sunday, starting at 11:00 am, the Cinco de Mayo festival gets under way with music performances, art, vendors and great food, like burgers from El Burger Luchador Food Truck (me gustó el nombre) and Zumba demo classes to burn it off.

You can check out the details on their website here.

Target Free Sundays@MOLAA celebrates Cinco de Mayo this Sunday.

Target Free Sundays@MOLAA celebrates Cinco de Mayo this Sunday.

Other options:

If you’re craving Mexican food, then take a look at Jonathan Gold’s list of Best Mexican Food restaurants in Los Angeles, from the LA Times website.

In my humble opinion, I concurr with one of them on the list: La Guelaguetza in K Town has the most amazing Oaxacan Mole in Los Angeles.

Click here for the complete list.

Happy Cinco de Mayo, Baby! Remember to stay safe and don’t drink and drive.

From the LA Times and Jonathan Gold: Top 14 Mexican Restaurants in Los Angeles. www.latimes.com

From the LA Times and Jonathan Gold: Top 14 Mexican Restaurants in Los Angeles. http://www.latimes.com

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